Sunday, May 25, 2008

SCMWA Vintners Festival

The annual SCMWA Vintners festival is coming up in June. The event takes place over two weekends from 11-5; the West side is on May 31st and June 1st, with the East side event on the following weekend. It's a big event, with around 38 wineries participating at a variety of locations. If you don't feel like driving around the mountains you can just head down to Santa Cruz, Saratoga or Los Gatos, where several wineries will be pouring at local restaurants. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 on the day, and are valid for both weekends, which means it's excellent value. As well as the wine tasting there are various other attractions such as complimentary nibbles, music, art shows, barrel tastings etc.